Disaster Supplies Kit

The American Red Cross has identified six categories of supplies that should be stocked in the home in preparation for a disaster.

Preparedness Today

The American Red Cross' guide to preparedness actions that help people deal with disasters.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Website

Information designed to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

FEMA preparedness information for children, the elderly, Americans with disabilities, and pets

FEMA provides comprehensive information designed to educate and empower Washoe County residents to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.

FEMA preparedness webinars can be found at:

Additional information may be found in English at and in Spanish at

Key Components of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Rand Corporation panel report outlining recommended actions that communities should take to be better prepared to deal with large-scale public health emergencies.

National Medical Reserve Corps

A clearinghouse for information to help communities establish and maintain MRC units nationwide.

Incident Command System On-line Courses

Visit the web links below to access the required on-line courses for ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800:

Incident Command System Review Document

A summary of key Incident Command System features and principles.

FEMA Independent Study Program

Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

Glossary of Terms

Alphabetical list of terms, acronyms, and definitions used in the Incident Command System.